Black Love & Black History. (Travel Guide)

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Durable, like diamonds, and just as resilient, comforting and sustaining like home cookin', Black love and Black history have trod the path together, hands intertwined. Black travel began with a flight toward freedom, an enduring pursuit that continues today. February's short month is long on opportunities for celebrating Black History Month activities, Carnival and Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Cheek your city's list of special events and take time to celebrate this season of love.

WHAT'S HAPPENING WHERE

ATLANTA

* The Color Yellow: Beauford Delaney. One of the first solo exhibitions by this internationally acclaimed artist since his death in 1979. High Museum of Art. Feb. 9-May 5.

* Jar the Floor. Play featuring four generations of Black women who face a surprise guest while reuniting for a 90th birthday celebration. Alliance Theatre Company. Through March 3.

* Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers. Features traditional and contemporary spirituals. Spivey Hall. Feb. 8.

* Black History Month Concert. Performing Arts Center. Feb. 15.

BALTIMORE

* Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Billed as the first and only wax museum of African-American history, the museum features more than 100 life-sized wax figures in dramatic historical scenes. February.

CHICAGO

* The Last Apple. The play's plot concentrates on the heated passions that erupt over the future of the family's cab. ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Through Feb. 24.

CLEVELAND

* Black History Month. Western Reserve Historical Society. Feb. 1-28.

DETROIT

* The Glow of Reflected Light. Black History Month play by the Plowshares Theatre Co. Through Feb. 24.

* Jacob Lawrence and the Story of John Brown. Exhibit with a series of serigraphs that explores the legend of John Brown and his attack on Harper's Ferry. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History. Through March 3.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.

* "100 Years of Magic" celebrations daily in all four Walt Disney World theme parks, featuring special events, new attractions and new live entertainment.

LOS ANGELES

* Pan African Film Festival. Showcasing documentaries, feature and short films portraying the complexity of Black cinema from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Canada and U.S. Magic Johnson Theatres. Feb. 7-18.

* Annual Black History Festival. Live entertainment, food and exhibits. …